The following changes were made to the 2019 competition:

  • Regional Competitions will include three rounds for all events.

Regional competitions will be hosted in March, 2019 at the sites shown below:

  • March 8 at Meadowview MS in Surry County
  • March 9 at Mac Williams MS in Fayetteville
  • March 9 at Charlotte area site TBD
  • March 9 at Triangle area site TBD

The State Finals will be March 23 hosted by Jay M Robinson MS in Charlotte. 

Extemporaneous Speaking Topics for 2019:

  • Regional Round 1 - US-Russia Relations
  • Regional Round 2 - Environment
  • Regional Round 3 - Gun Rights
  • State Round 1 - Social Media and Society
  • State Round 2 - US Immigration
  • State Round 3 - Meuller Investigation and related events

Public Forum Debate Topic for 2019: Resolved: The US Federal Government should prioritize reducing the federal debt over promoting economic growth.

We have resources to help new coaches understand forensics and judges to prepare to judge the events. The Prezi required for all judges is here.

The judge training video for Public Form Debate is here.

A video to help understand Public Forum Debate is here.

All ballots are now posted in the resources section of our website. They can also be found here for Speech events and here for Public Forum Debate.

This link from the National Speech and Debate Association may be used to access the rules which will be used to govern the actual events:

Complete rules are included in the NCASA competition rules linked here. All registration and competition dates are now posted on the calendar.

Events (and number of students per entry)

  • Humorous Interpretation (1)
  • Dramatic Interpretation (1)
  • Extemporaneous Speaking (1)
  • Original Oratory (1)
  • Duo Interpretation (2)
  • Public Forum Debate (2)

Each school may have a maximum of 3 entries per event. Each school may have a maximum of 12 total entries.

Sweepstakes points will be awarded to the top ten entries in each event with first place earning 10 points, second place 9 points, and so on to tenth place earning 1 point.